Werner Bergmann's Anti-Semitism in Germany: The Post-Nazi Epoch from 1945-95 PDF

By Werner Bergmann

ISBN-10: 1560002700

ISBN-13: 9781560002703

The quit of Nazi Germany in 1945 marked the top of an epoch within which anti-Semitism escalated into genocide. within the fast aftermath of worldwide battle II, Nazi racist ideology used to be discredited morally and politically, and the Allied profession forces prohibited its dissemination in public. even if, there has been no in a single day transformation of person anti-Semitic attitudes one of the public at huge. such a lot surveys carried out seeing that 1946 have proven the patience of big anti-Semitism in Germany either within the democratic West and the communist East. according to all empirical survey facts on hand prior to now, this quantity bargains a radical comparative research of anti-Semitism in Germany, and particularly its resurgence with the increase of right-wing extremism when you consider that unification.Anti-Semitism in Germany displays a traditionally particular chance to match the attitudes of 2 inhabitants teams that shared a typical historical past as much as 1945 after which lived below differing political stipulations till 1989. The authors locate special generational styles within the survival and improvement of anti-Semitic attitudes. within the Federal Republic hostility in the direction of Jews was once extra occur between those that have been socialized to it lower than the Weimar Republic and 3rd Reich yet much less usual in next generations. by contrast the authors exhibit more youthful East Germans as extra prone to anti-Semitism. the commercial and cultural crises of reunification underwrote the strident anti-Zionism of the previous communist regime. The authors additionally discover the anti-Semitic part of the hot wave of xenophobic violence and the tense upward push of neo-Nazi political activity.This quantity is mainly noteworthy in its exam of a "secondary" anti-Semitism heavily tied to the difficulty of coming to phrases with the Nazi previous. The factors in the back of persisting anti-Semitism can not be attributed to ethnic clash, yet visit the middle discrepancy among eager to overlook and being reminded. The authors contemplate this phenomenon in the framework of present German political tradition. In its comprehensiveness and methodological sophistication, Anti-Semitism in Germany is an incredible contribution to the literature on sleek anti-Semitism and ethnic prejudice. it is going to be learn by means of historians, political scientists, sociologists, and Jewish reports specialists.

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